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FOR SALE and WANTED / Paricular stop knob and extension rod wanted
« Last post by kesterlester on January 10, 2020, 07:31:44 PM »
During the recent dismantling of an organ I am working with, one knob and its associated wooden tubular extension rod has gone missing.

The knob (including its inscription “TRUMPET 8") is identical to another which is still on the organ.  Two pictures of the knob which remains can be seen here and here  .   A shot of the extension rod from which I just unscrewed a knob may be seen here .

The wooden shaft on the knob has a diameter of about 8mm, which is of course the same as the internal diameter of the hole in the push rod to which it connects. The extension rod has an outer diameter of about 16mm or 5/8 inch. I can’t yet see how to get one of the existing extension rods out, so I don’t know how long an extension rod I need.

I will need both a new knob and a new extension rod, if I can't find the originals.

Does anyone have an exact match for these two parts left over some some other organ project?    I have written to kimberallen to see if I can buy new, but though they have parts that would fit, and which look "similar", I am fairly sure from their catalogue that they do not have exact matches.  The turned profile of their knobs is slightly differently embellished.
Organ courses / Organ Scholarship 2020/21
« Last post by croci on January 08, 2020, 12:08:40 PM »
Following the statutory aims that provide promotion of the Historical Organs Heritage in the Fribourg region and the encouragement of young people in organ studies, the Fondation Académie d’Orgue de Fribourg is offering a scholarship for organ studies at Fribourg University of Music (HEMU - Site de Fribourg - www for the Academic Year 2020/21.

Application procedure:
• Please complete the enclosed application form which should be sent with your CV and a covering letter, copy of academic degrees, copy of ID and three letters of recommendation to Académie d’Orgue de Fribourg, Rue des Alpes 7, CH 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland or by mail to:
• Please apply for admission at HEMU - Site de Fribourg: - (Entrance exam: April 6, 2020)
• Closing date for applications: March 1, 2020.

Condition for eligibility is to have been admitted at the HEMU- Site de Fribourg (Fribourg University of Music - for the academic year 2020/21 in one of the following degrees: Bachelor, Master, Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

For further information please contact:

Scholarship Amount: 5000 CHF/year. The successful candidate will also be invited to play a concert.
Electronic Organs / Re: Hauptwerk - GrandOrgue or jOrgan? differences
« Last post by dragonser on December 31, 2019, 08:33:13 PM »
well JOrgan uses java, and Grand Orgue can work with LInux, Windows or OSX. Grand Orgue is about a 600mb download. I think JOrgan is smaller.
some combinations of programs and computers work well, others don't. So unfortunately there is a learning curve involved with any new software.
I think Grand Orgue may be able to use Hauptw*rk Sample sets, Jorgan uses I think sound fonts.
AS it is that time of Year. Good wishes to everyone for the New Year ! 
regards Peter B
Electronic Organs / Hauptwerk - GrandOrgue or jOrgan?
« Last post by David Pinnegar on December 21, 2019, 02:18:26 PM »
Having downloaded some sample sets and found they were saved with Hauptwerk 4.2 which won't run on my instrument with version 4.1.

Getting any help from the Hauptwerk administration seems more impossible than landing on the moon.

How do people find working with GrandOrgue or jOrgan?

Best wishes

David P
Electronic Organs / Re: Help needed with Hauptwerk setup with SSD
« Last post by David Pinnegar on December 18, 2019, 02:25:52 AM »

I bought a Sandisk 3D NAND SSD and it's fast. Using software with a workaround to operate with a non WD disc. Loading now Win 7 even with quite a large organ is around 40 seconds.

Apparently running Windows on one disc and the software on another leads to even more worthwhile speed boost. Well worth doing.

Best wishes

David P
Electronic Organs / Re: Help needed with Hauptwerk setup with SSD
« Last post by dragonser on December 17, 2019, 07:47:34 PM »
you ask a good question or two ! In general you may not be able to just copy the files over from the old hard disk to the new hard disk. ( if you are talking about the operating system files and main program files ). You might be able to do this with something such as Norton Ghost.
I don't know if you can just copy the sample sets from one hard disk to another ? Or if they have to be installed again ?
regards Peter B
You're welcome, and hopefully one day I could track down a specification for this organ.
Thanks so much for updating this link. A really interesting instrument.

Best wishes

David P
It's probably not that important as I don't think many people will see this thread, but as some of you may have suspected that the original website for this project is no longer available. But I have managed to get access to an archived version of the site through an internet archive called the Wayback Machine.
Electronic Organs / Help needed with Hauptwerk setup with SSD
« Last post by David Pinnegar on December 10, 2019, 01:14:57 AM »
It seems utterly impossible to get any response from Milan Digital Audio to the point of driving one to distraction.

Hammerwood has been given a particularly wonderful 4 manual Hauptwerk instrument but with some rather old technology now, and takes ages to load.

I've bought a 1Tb SSD. Can anyone advise me what should be loaded onto the SSD? I understand that SSD units should be read from but not written to very much so it seems that for longevity it's rather vital to ensure the right software components are stored there.

Many thanks

David P
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